Walcott Truckers Jamboree Starts Next Week Celebration to Feature Tracy Lawrence Concert
WALCOTT, IOWA — The 31st Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held next week, July 8-9, 2010 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Over 175 exhibits; a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display; Iowa pork chop cookout; Trucker Olympics; carnival games; live bands; fireworks and loads of fun for the whole family! Admission and parking are FREE! Shuttles will be provided from the parking area.
This year’s trucker celebration will feature a FREE concert by Tracy Lawrence on Thursday night, July 8th at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display and Super Truck Beaty Contest light show. The concert is being sponsored by Mobil Delvac. Friday’s events include a 100th Birthday Party for the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum’s 1910 Avery Farm Truck to be held at 2:30 pm.
The Walcott Truckers Jamboree began in 1979 featuring a few exhibits, live music, food and a small display of antique trucks. That first Jamboree only attracted a few hundred drivers, a far cry from the 30,000 it attracts today. Even though the size of the Jamboree has changed over the years, you can bet that its focus hasn’t. Celebrating America’s Truckers is definitely what the Jamboree is all about. “Professional drivers work hard to deliver goods to our businesses, schools and communities. Everything we have has been hauled on a truck at some point”, says Delia Moon Meier. “The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is our way of saying Thank You for the work professional drivers do; to let them know that we appreciate them and we’re glad they choose to stop at Iowa 80.”